Golden Eagles topple Lamar Community College ahead of final regular season game

Landon Taliaferro scores the layup against North Platte Community College on Jan. 27.

The Laramie County Community College men’s basketball team brought its overall record to 17-12 with a victory over Lamar Community College 89-85 on Feb. 21.

Sophomore guard Landon Taliaferro led the offensive attack for the Golden Eagles with 25 points on 5-of-8 shooting from behind the arc. Freshman guard Zaire Mateen and sophomore guard Da’Zhon Wyche added  22 and 23 points, respectively. Sophomore guard Elijah Oliver also scored in double-digits with 13 points and six rebounds.

The Runnin’ Lopes were led by sophomore guard Richard Caldwell, who had 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and six assists. Sophomore guard Jack Peck added 18 points, while sophomore guards Justin Holliday and Logan Longo scored 12 and 14 points coming off the bench.

The Golden Eagles lost to the Runnin’ Lopes at home earlier this season 96-87.

LCCC has its last game of the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 24, against Otero Junior College. The Golden Eagles beat the Rattlers earlier this season 96-88.

About Tyler Haak (44 Articles)
Tyler Haak is a young man who grew up in the great state of Wyoming. After graduating from East High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming, he decided to pursue a higher education. He moved to Laramie, Wyoming, where he was accepted into the College of Business at the University of Wyoming. During his time there he studied accounting and finance but he could never find what he was truly passionate about. Along with attending the University of Wyoming, he also spent a year and a half at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. Tyler finally found his passion after attending the Colorado Media School in Denver, Colorado. He originally attended the school because of his passion for sports radio, but he became very interested in the video side of sports. After graduating from CMS, he took a job at the University of Wyoming working sporting events with the video and audio crew. Tyler is currently still with the University of Wyoming and has decided to pursue his education further in hopes to become a full-time employee in sports broadcasting. Tyler is enrolled at LCCC and will receive a degree in Mass Media in the spring of 2018. He plans on furthering his education and receiving a sports broadcasting degree once he is done at LCCC.

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